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  • A Study of the Differences about Chinese Qixi Festival Custom——Taking
           Shanxi’s Old Local Chronicles as an Example

    • Authors: Bei Zhang
      First page: 1
      Abstract: The Qixi Festival is a traditional festival in China, which inherits the production model of men's farming and women's weaving for thousands of years. It is considered as a symbol of Chinese farming culture and widely propagated in many provinces in China since a long time ago. However, people in different areas celebrate this festival in different ways during different periods. This can be found in the documents that recorded in local chronicles. This research takes Shanxi Province as an example. Through sorting out 72 types of local chronicles that recorded the contents of the Qixi Festival which compiled during the Qing Dynasty and the Republic of China, we found that the differences mainly manifested in four aspects: the gender and age of the participants, the objects of sacrifice, the sacrificial offering, and the behavior of begging dexterousness. Through analyzing, it can be seen that these differences are caused by the impact of the environment and also related to the integration of multiple cultural elements in the festival itself.
      PubDate: 2021-02-05
      DOI: 10.5296/ijch.v8i1.18154
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2021)
  • Ordination of Selected Traditional Japanese Gardens, Traditional Chinese
           Gardens, and Modern Chinese Gardens

    • Authors: Dexin Chen, Jon Bryan Burley, Trisha Machemer, Robert Schutzki
      First page: 14
      Abstract: Designers and academics are interested in the characteristics, differences, and similarities between built environments such as garden types. This investigation aims to examine the ordination of traditional Japanese gardens in Kyoto, the classical Chinese gardens in Suzhou and the modern Chinese gardens in Xiamen. A hundred and thirty-four variables were selected for the ordination. According to a Principal Component Analysis (PCA) ordination, the first three principal components covered 70.77 percent of the sample variance: the first principal component (traditional Asian values to non-Asian dimension) and second principal component (a complexity to simplicity dimension) divides the gardens into three identifiable groups; the first and the third principal component (a hardscape to softscape dimension) indicates the similarities of traditional Japanese gardens and classical Chinese gardens; the second and third principal component implies the similarities of traditional Japanese gardens and modern Chinese gardens.
      PubDate: 2021-02-20
      DOI: 10.5296/ijch.v8i1.18250
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2021)
  • The Chequered History of the Prodigal ‘you’ Pronoun

    • Authors: Dennis Michael Bryant
      First page: 52
      Abstract: This paper pursues the proposition that today’s English can be likened to a spectacularly-coloured butterfly that is always prepared to flutter forward undaunted by its dazzling change over time. In order to exemplify change as a long-term characteristic of English, this paper charts the progress of the second person ‘you’ pronoun, from Old English days, through to Middle English times, arriving into Modern English where the ‘you’ pronoun displays seemingly prodigal behaviour having abandoned its richness of case forms, resulting in a single form now representing all cases while also indicating both a multiple person audience while equally interpreted to indicate a singular person audience. However, it is clear that the latter behaviour is at odds with ‘you’ requiring a grammatically plural verbal particle. Such a paradox may leave ESL, and even native speakers, with an unfavourable impression that ‘you’ has to be accepted as an un-analysable concept. Given existing claims of lethargy in correctly informing the Academy on a range of English Grammar topics, this paper seeks to follow a Critical Theory methodology of evidence-based analysis of the ‘you’ situation; that is, this analysis consults Old English texts through to Middle English texts to today’s English usage, always providing supporting examples along the way.
      PubDate: 2021-03-08
      DOI: 10.5296/ijch.v8i1.18271
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2021)
  • Language and Power Relations in Selected Marriage Ceremonies’ Songs
           among the Agikuyu and Akamba Communities of Kenya

    • Authors: J. W. Kinuthia, R. Gachari, B. Wambua
      First page: 61
      Abstract: The genre of songs is a critical component of marriage discourse among many African communities. Language use in the songs within this premise is a means of conveying messages that enable the participants to express some commonsense assumptions that are implicit in the conventions according to which people interact linguistically. The focus of this paper is to illuminate the connections between language and elements of social life such as gender and power within this social practice and how these may define a society’s worldview, articulate societal consciousness, social emancipation and enhancement of social justice. A random sample of marriage ceremony songs from the two communities have been analyzed with a view of discussing how language within this discourse context has been used to give shape and meaning to the world, how language constructions are central in drawing the relationships between language and thought, how we understand abstract meanings and how context influences meaning. The study is grounded on the principles of Wodak and Meyer’s (2004) Discourse Historical Approach where expressions in the songs have been qualitatively examined leading to the argument that language is significant in the production and maintenance of social relations of power and this contributes to the shaping of societal understanding, thoughts and feelings, defining people’s relationships with each other, establishing the kind of speech that one is involved in as well as describing societal ideologies. The findings of this paper are of benefit to leaders and policy makers in our society who are charged with the responsibility of guiding the development of indigenous knowledge systems for posterity. The general public too as consumers of cultural knowledge would benefit from these insights since they contribute to their understanding of the perceptions and meanings embedded in the songs that they so love to participate in.
      PubDate: 2021-03-13
      DOI: 10.5296/ijch.v8i1.18406
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2021)
  • Overview of Chinese Characters Unique to Korea

    • Authors: Chang-joon YOON
      First page: 73
      Abstract: In this paper, the situation of Chinese characters unique to Korea made in Korea and used only in Korea was analyzed. Such a study will provide major information on how Korean ancestors used their unique Chinese characters and what contents the unique Chinese characters were intended to contain. This study is also expected to help the understanding of how Chinese characters were used in the different language environments for Korean and Chinese with different language systems from each other and how those meanings unique to Korea that could not be expressed in Chinese characters were written.
      PubDate: 2021-03-18
      DOI: 10.5296/ijch.v8i1.18284
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2021)
  • Westerncentric in the Design of Costumes in Javanese Dance Opera in the
           XVIII Century

    • Authors: R. M. Pramutomo, Riva Amelia
      First page: 82
      Abstract: The 18th century Javanese performance art has given an artistic expression of the aristocrats known as the Langendriya genre. Langendriya's performing arts are the creativity of the Yogyakarta royal aristocrats who are recognized as the prototype of Javanese opera art. The creator of the Langendriya opera is Prince of Mangkubumi, the younger brother of Sultan Hamengku Buwana VII, the seventh king of the Yogyakarta kingdom. In the process of creation, Prince of Mangkubumi was assisted by his two sons, KRT. Kertanegara and KRT. Wiraguna. Through KRT Wiraguna figure Langendriya opera fashion design gets a European touch by combining Western designs and Javanese designs. This article wants to reveal the uniqueness of the Western design model applied to the Javanese designs created by KRT Wiraguna. As a new creation, the combination of Western and Javanese works by KRT Wiraguna became phenomenal in the 18th century. This article is written using historical methods combined with ethnochoreological methods as the scientific basis for opera drama. Therefore, ethnocoreological analysis will be useful in the application of design in the form of the body of the dance opera that is presented.
      PubDate: 2021-03-25
      DOI: 10.5296/ijch.v8i1.18436
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2021)
  • Discursive Heterogeneity in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by
           Ernest J. Gaines

    • Authors: Daniel Tia
      First page: 92
      Abstract: Various critics are interested in the aesthetic scope of literary discourse; those who are truly inscribed in that perspective, adopt varied approaches. Accordingly, countless meanings are given to the same literary texts. What is termed “discursive heterogeneity” in the current study is purely ideological and is about the implicit views entertained by colonists during and after colonial period, which are symbolically romanticized by African American writers as illustrated by Ernest J. Gaines in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (Note 1). That novel is a symbolic instance in which a double period, marked by distinctive ideological discourses, intertwine in a unified and dynamic way, thus creating a narrative harmony. The former differs from the latter by its unilateral characteristics, which imposes an exclusive submission upon Blacks and the latter is opposed to the former by its controversial ambivalence, granting restricted liberties to Blacks. Practically, Blacks are free without actually being free. A close glance at the type of communication prevailing between white colonists and black folks before the Proclamation of Freedom helps to discover its unilateralism (downward communication) and the post-Proclamation one is bi-dimensional (downward and upward communication). But between both preceding periods, there is the Proclamation of Freedom, whose message is more constraining and transcendental in the narrative universe. So, to learn more about that “discursive heterogeneity” and bring out its related meanings, this study leans on narrative semiotics. That methodological tool examines the discursive clues; particular attention is paid to Blacks’ evolution from the period before the Proclamation of Freedom up to the prevailing era after the Emancipation.
      PubDate: 2021-04-22
      DOI: 10.5296/ijch.v8i1.18555
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2021)
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